A 71-year-old man presented to our otolaryngology clinic with dysphagia and dyspnoea. He had a history of smoking for 40 years. Laryngoscopy showed an exophytic, round mass on the left aryepiglottic fold that was entirely excised by transoral laser CO2 microsurgery. Histological assessment revealed a pT1 basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) with free-margin resection. He underwent close follow-up and after 3-year follow-up, the patient was free from disease. Laryngeal BSCC is a rare cancer with poor prognosis due to its late diagnosis and early neck node metastases. We report a rare case of early tumour treated by endoscopic surgery without complications or recurrence of disease. However, knowing this type of cancer and making a correct differential diagnosis are important to guarantee the best therapy and prognosis.

Verro, B., & Saraniti, C. (2021). Transoral laryngeal microsurgery for early-stage laryngeal basaloid squamous cell carcinoma. BMJ CASE REPORT, 14(12), e245746 [10.1136/bcr-2021-245746].

Transoral laryngeal microsurgery for early-stage laryngeal basaloid squamous cell carcinoma

Verro, Barbara
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Saraniti, Carmelo
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2021-12-30

Abstract

A 71-year-old man presented to our otolaryngology clinic with dysphagia and dyspnoea. He had a history of smoking for 40 years. Laryngoscopy showed an exophytic, round mass on the left aryepiglottic fold that was entirely excised by transoral laser CO2 microsurgery. Histological assessment revealed a pT1 basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) with free-margin resection. He underwent close follow-up and after 3-year follow-up, the patient was free from disease. Laryngeal BSCC is a rare cancer with poor prognosis due to its late diagnosis and early neck node metastases. We report a rare case of early tumour treated by endoscopic surgery without complications or recurrence of disease. However, knowing this type of cancer and making a correct differential diagnosis are important to guarantee the best therapy and prognosis.
Verro, B., & Saraniti, C. (2021). Transoral laryngeal microsurgery for early-stage laryngeal basaloid squamous cell carcinoma. BMJ CASE REPORT, 14(12), e245746 [10.1136/bcr-2021-245746].
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